The purpose of this report is to inform the General College (GC) community about the teaching strategies students
encounter in non-GC courses. The mission of GC is to prepare students to transfer to degree granting colleges of the
University. In order to adequately prepare students for transfer, the faculty and staff of GC must have accurate and upto-
date information about the curriculum and courses of other colleges. While much information is available from
documents such as bulletins and course guides, detailed information about the specific requirements of courses is less
generally available. The study was designed to collect information about the structure and pedagogy of non-GC
courses that enroll significant numbers of GC students. The information will become part of an ongoing evaluation of
the GC curriculum and provide information about ways in which GC courses should be modified to better prepare
students for success after transfer.
Wambach, Catherine; Woods, Martie; delMas, Robert.
Characteristics of Selected Lower Division Courses at the Unviersity of Minnesota.
University of Minnesota: General College.
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